Pro Bono Opportunity with The University of Manchester Justice Hub

The Justice Hub is part of the University of Manchester School of Social Sciences. The hub provides free legal advice services to members of the public, whilst meeting the educational needs of their students.


The Justice Hub network consists of a range of projects which provide and facilitate free legal assistance in the following practice areas: family, immigration, small claims, employment, landlord and tenant, wills and probate, consumer and contract and dementia related legal problems. You can find out more about the services they provide on their website.

Volunteering opportunity

The University of Manchester Justice Hub are looking for volunteer lawyers to support their Manchester Free Legal Help Virtual Clinics Scheme.  The service will run virtually, for all the areas of law we cover. The hub will arrange virtual meetings with clients and volunteer lawyers will provide the advice. University of Manchester students will complete a triage form prior to the meeting and will also be present during the meeting to provide a detailed note of the advice given, which clients can be provided with, if required.  The service is for a one off piece of legal advice.

What will the time commitment be?

Advice sessions are limited to 20 minutes per client. The Justice Hub can facilitate a meeting Monday-Friday 10:00-16:30, as often or as little as you are available.

What will volunteers get out of this?

Volunteers benefit from gaining new skills and personal development, better wellbeing and community engagement. These positive effects on individuals' lives have additional value for society, through the advantages and savings associated with happier, healthier and more productive members of the community.

Person specification - what type of volunteers are you looking for?

We are looking for solicitors with at least 2 years PQE in the following practice areas: Employment, landlord and tenant, wills and probate, family, immigration, small claims, consumer and contract and dementia related legal problems.

What email address should enquiries and applications be sent to?

Please email enquiries and applications to [email protected]

The clinics will start on the 29th June but this is an ongoing opportunity

Details

Opportunity location:
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
GB
Region:
North West England
Opportunity type:
Closing date:
Thursday, December 31, 2020